Vrijdag 07/05/2021 (van 8:00 tot 9:00u) virtual meeting
The Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, is hosting a series of “Prestige Seminars” in Oncology entitled : “Meet the Oncology Expert”. The purpose of these seminars is to provide a review of the “State-of-the-Art” and ongoing research in a wide range of cancers diseases to an audience of junior and senior oncologists. Please find hereunder the program of the next “Meet the Oncology Expert” seminars.
Meet the Oncology Expert
Organoids for modeling human cancer: implications for cancer research and patient treatment
Hans Clevers has been Professor in Molecular Genetics at Utrecht University since 1991, through which he runs a laboratory in the Hubrecht Institute. Throughout his career, he has worked on the role of Wnt signalling in stem cells and cancer. His discoveries include TCF as Wnt effector; the role of Wnt in adult stem cell biology and of Wnt pathway mutations in colon cancer; Lgr5 as a marker of adult stem cells; and, finally, a method to grow ever-expanding mini-organs (‘organoids’) from Lgr5 stem cells derived from a range of healthy or diseased human tissues. This has led to over 700 publications and >120,000 citations. He is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Academie des Sciences (Paris), and Royal Society London. He is also recipient of multiple awards, including the Swiss Louis Jeantet Prize, the Heineken Prize, and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
Hans CLEVERS, MD, PhD
Professor Molecular Genetics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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